ճիրան

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Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Armenian ճիրան (čiran); see it for more.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ճիրան (čiran)

  1. claw, talon

Declension[edit]


Old Armenian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The origin is uncertain. Ačaṙyan reconstructs the older form as *ճէրան (*čēran).

Noun[edit]

ճիրան (čiran)

  1. claw, talon
    զճիրանսն ցցելzčiransn cʿcʿelto stretch out the claws
    ճիրանամբք խզելčiranambkʿ xzelto claw, to scratch

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References[edit]

  • Petrosean, H. Matatʿeay V. (1879), “ճիրան”, in Nor Baṙagirkʿ Hay-Angliarēn [New Dictionary Armenian–English], Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Awetikʿean, G.; Siwrmēlean, X.; Awgerean, M. (1836–1837), “ճիրան”, in Nor baṙgirkʿ haykazean lezui [New Dictionary of the Armenian Language] (in Old Armenian), Venice: S. Lazarus Armenian Academy
  • Ačaṙean, Hračʿeay (1971–1979), “ճիրան”, in Hayerēn armatakan baṙaran [Dictionary of Armenian Root Words] (in Armenian), 2nd edition, Yerevan: University Press